ATAPS Funding

Access To Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) is a services targeted to give priority to people in rural areas who have difficulty accessing mental health treatment in the community.

  • People who are not able to access Medicare funded mental health services
  • People who are less able to pay fees
  • Carers with a diagnosis of mental illness
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Children with or at risk of developing a mental disorder
  • People who have self harmed or attempted suicide or are at risk of suicide
  • Women with perinatal depression

ATAPS is available for children with, or at risk of developing a mild to moderate mental, behavioural, or emotional disorder. Further presenting issues for children and families that would be suitable for ATAPS include:

  • Parent-child relationship concerns
  • Attachment issues
  • Parental assistance with managing childhood mental, emotional or behavioural issues
  • Behavioural problems including conduct disorder, oppositional behaviours, school refusal
  • Adjustment problems relating to family stressors

Speak to your GP for further information about your eligibility for this program.